Dubbed the “Queen of the Land,” Rathian is the fierce female counterpart to Rathalos. It mainly inhabits the Ancient Forest and Coral Highlands. Rathian are extremely protective of their eggs and are angered with any attempts at poaching them. Among Rathian’s deadliest attacks is a backflip that strikes its target with its poisonous tail.
|Flying Wyvern||Fire||Fireblight, Poison||Dragon, Thunder|
|Weak Points||Breakable Parts||Location||Tempered Level|
|Head, Wings, Tail||Head, Wings, Back, Tail||Ancient Forest, Coral Highlands||1|
|Material||How to Obtain||Notes|
|Rathian Scale||Body Carving, Quest Reward|
|Rathian Shell||Body Carving, Quest Reward|
|Rathian Spike||Body Carving, Tail Carving||
|Rathian Webbing||Body Carving, Quest Reward|
|Rathian Wingtalon||Body Carving, Quest Reward||
|Rathian Scale+||Body Carving, Quest Reward||
|Rathian Carapace||Body Carving, Quest Reward||
|Rathian Spike+||Body Carving, Tail Carving, Quest Reward||
|Rathian Plate||Body Carving, Quest Reward|
|Rathian Ruby||Body Carving, Quest Reward||
|Monster Bone L||Quest Reward|
|Monster Keenbone||Quest Reward|
|Flame Sac||Quest Reward|
|Inferno Sac||Quest Reward|
Rathian shoots out fireballs up close or from a distance. Unlike Rathalos, Rathian can only perform this on the ground. Wearing fire-resistant armor such as the Anja and Kulu sets mitigates damage from these attacks.
Use a flashpod when Rathian takes to the skies to force it to crash down. It will struggle to get up, giving you a brief moment to attack it at will.
Use Shock Traps
You can momentarily paralyze Rathian with shock traps to get in a good amount of hits. Note that it will develop resistance to the tool with frequent use. Use shock traps sparingly if you intend to capture Rathian using them.
Rathian’s backflip attack inflicts poison. Before heading out, stock up on antidotes to cure yourself when needed. There will also be several spots to gather antidote herbs in the Ancient Forest and Coral Highlands to make them.
Avoiding Rathian’s Backflip Attack
You can tell if Rathian will perform its backflip attack when it pulls back and stomps with each leg. Get away as fast as you can to avoid taking damage and getting poisoned. After the move, Rathian will be airborne. Keep your guard up if you are near it as it can also perform the backflip while in the air.